Engage in the process of creating polished, dramatically sound works of theater in Playwriting.
Through the pursuit of music, dance, theater, and related technical disciplines, we nurture creativity, problem-solving, effective collaboration, and critical thinking skills.
Kent students build character, competency, and an appreciation for honest expression in our welcoming, supportive, and equitable artistic environment.
Theater productions each year
Private music lesson instructors covering piano, voice, woodwind, percussion, strings, and more
Students who play or sing in an ensemble, or take private music lessons
Dance recitals each year
Total courses in theater, dance, and music.
Performance venues: Mattison Auditorium, Recital Hall, Black Box Theater, and St. Joseph's Chapel
Performing Arts Courses
Rehearse and perform one or more short plays selected to match the group taking the class in Plays in Production.
Explore the techniques of some of the greatest teachers of all time, including Uta Hagen, Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg, Michael Chekov, Stella Adler, and, of course, Constantin Stanislavski in Acting : Scenes and Monologues.
Embark upon an anthropological, historical, sociological, and cultural study of dance in Introduction to Dance.
Deepen your understanding of dance and musical theater history in Musical Theater Dance.
Develop the tools to compose engaging, affective, and communicative dance artworks in Dance Composition.
Study and apply foundational music concepts as you gain a greater understanding of a variety of genres and compositions in Music History and Appreciation.
Deepen your understanding of the structure of music as you learn the elemental concepts of music theory in Music Theory 1.
Continue your melodic and harmonic analysis and explore intermediate concepts such as secondary triads in Music Theory 2.
Explore chromatic harmony, functional seventh chords, key modulation, and analysis of small forms in Music Theory 3.
Explore the origins and development of jazz as a musical genre in Perspectives in Jazz.
Explore the origins, evolution, and influence of the blues as a musical art form in The Blues: A Musical Journey.
Examine the history and evolution of rock music in An Exploration of Rock-N-Roll.
Create, collaborate, and express yourself through Kent's Concert Band, Concert Choir, and Orchestra.
Examine the equipment and techniques used in live sound and studio recording applications in Music Technology 1.
Explore the equipment and methods used in software-based music composition, arranging, and multi-track recording in Music Technology 2.
Advance your recording and post-production techniques in Music Technology 3.
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